Congratulations to the 14 Central Mustang Band students selected into the 2017-2018 District IV Honor Bands.
Quincee Alo, 7, Trumpet
Ethan Babin, 8, Tuba
Alexis Chidester, 8, Bass Clarinet
Autumn Eaves, 8, Clarinet
Piper Hamilton, 8, Flute
Alex Lambert, 8, Trumpet
Rylee Leblanc, 8, Clarinet
Dylan Ledet, 8, Alto Saxophone
Avery Ockman, 7, Trumpet
Jymila Richardson, 8, Contrabass Clarinet
Kaci Riley, 8, Flute
Kaitlyn Smith, 8, Clarinet
Alicia Stanga, 8, French Horn
Ethan Wireman, 8, Trombone
These students have worked very hard on their audition music and we are so proud of how many students attained this honor! The students will spend a weekend at Southeastern University in Hammond in January learning music with other musicians from throughout the greater Baton Rouge area and perform a concert.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6th Grade – 6:00 pm – Students Report 5:45 pm
7th & 8th Grade – 7:00 pm – Students Report NLT 6:40 pm
Family and friends are invited!
Black dress pants (NO faded black jeans, leggings, or joggers), black belt, TALL black socks, all black shoes, maroon band polo (available for $20) tucked in.
Please leave instrument cases in the car or with parents. Only students with large school owned instruments will be allowed in the band room before the concert.
Graded performance based on:
Our students have been working very hard in their preparation of this concert. So that audience and performers alike can have an enjoyable musical experience, we have also been practicing appropriate concert etiquette in class and hope that our audience will support us in our efforts!
Donations will be taken at the door to help support our instructional staff.
We’ve been fortunate to have instructors come and work with the kids in all areas of the band. This has helped us to break up our very large classes so that we can give more individualized instruction. We are interested in seeing this program grow and flourish as we are seeing the results in our kids’ performance. Please donate if you can to help us sustain this. Many of the instructors are paid $25 per class they teach, so please consider “sponsoring a class”. If you would like to donate to this cause before the concert, you are welcome bring cash or a check made out to CMS Booster Club.
District IV Honor Band Auditions are on December 9 at East Ascension High School. Students that pre-registered have been given an audition time which is below.
Students that do not have a time but still want to audition can late register between 8:00-10 am the day of the auditions.
Dress is casual but keep in mind many band directors have told their students to dress nice, so you may want to as well.
Many instruments audition in two rooms. For example, they may play their scales in one room and their etude and sight-reading in another room. These rooms will be next door to each other and clearly labeled.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday next week. Pick up NLT 3:45 pm. Sign-up in the band room.
Students should arrive 20-30 minutes before their scheduled audition time to check-in and warm-up.
The best way to not be nervous is to be prepared. Spend this last week practicing everyday! Some other tips: